Mitt Romney to Paul Ryan: 'Happy Birthday!'
January 29th, 2013
09:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Mitt Romney to Paul Ryan: 'Happy Birthday!'

(CNN) – The Facebook page for former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lit up Tuesday with a rare post, this one sending birthday wishes to his former running mate.

"Ann and I send many blessings and best wishes to Paul Ryan today. Join us and wish him a Happy Birthday!" the post stated.

Rep. Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, turned 43 on Tuesday.

And as of 9 p.m. ET, more than 20,000 people had left a comment on Romney's post, while about 285,000 people "liked" the comment–all under three hours.

Romney's Facebook page has largely gone dark since the November 6 election. He posted a photo of his family on Christmas and a photo of him and his wife, Ann, on Thanksgiving. On November 10, the page had a message of thanks to supporters.

Romney has also stayed away from the political and media scene, though he and his wife attended a reception in his honor Friday in Washington, D.C. While Romney was not seen outside the hotel where the reception was set to take place, Ryan was spotted entering the building.


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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. HenryB

    Am I glad we don't have to see these two losers anymore. They are the poster children for the GOP. Pure evil.

    January 29, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  2. Middle O' the Road

    That is about as interesting and newsworthy as what Michelle wore for the inauguration. Yawn....

    January 29, 2013 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  3. Thomas

    @jinx88
    If he Graham thinks Clinton got away with murder, I wonder what he thinks Rumsfield, Bush and Cheney got away with. Thats what is wrong the Repub party, the are quick to accuse everyone else but fails to look into the mirror. The are garbage and it amazes me how people can vote for these loser's. I hope Clinton runs for president and shoves it in their face. She has my vote for sure.

    Happy Birthday Rep. Ryan , not VP Ryan.

    January 29, 2013 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  4. CBP

    Nice of them to do so. Mr. Romney has been quiet and has chosen to remain in the background. He is still a very gracious and supportive person particularly to people who were on his team.

    However, Mr. Ryan has not really understood why the Republicans lost the election. He will continue to push the Republican agenda and has decided that he will be effective. What would be effective would be a review of what was not acceptable to the American people and a determination of how these ideas can be altered to make them more palatable.

    He really needs to look at the budget in a new way. What do we need to do, when do we need to do it, and can we be more realistic about balancing the budget. Can we be truthful about the lack of payment for the two wars until after we had wiped out the budget surplus and then increased our deficit to astronomical numbers? Can we finally tell the truth and then move on?

    January 29, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  5. Martha in CF

    Isn't that just special!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2013 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  6. Larry L

    It feels good to look at these two lap-dogs for the rich and be thankful they aren't in the Oval Office. Both are compulsive liars and both care absolutely nothing about the working people of America. "Lyin-Ryan" needs to go work on his "less-than-tow-hour" marathon and "Rob-Me" needs to fly to Cayman to check on his money. Spoiled brats.

    January 29, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  7. sabina barnes

    Give me a break,im all for pres barak obama.

    January 29, 2013 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  8. Phi

    MIttens you may have lost but your loss set into motion some gerrymandering errr.. vote rigging to try and get the White House across every battle ground state. So while history may not look to kindly on you, the next president might because that’s when your party learned the only way they get the white house if is they steal it. The GOP is becoming a Modern day Wiley E Coyote, voter suppression, and disenfranchisement, really sad and pathetic stuff. Its like one dumb plot after another I wish Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan the best but they represent and ugly chapter in the RNC’s history one I hope they turn the book on quickly because the numbers are against them. How many times Wiley E can fall off the cliff I guess is the question ?

    January 30, 2013 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  9. Robyn

    So is Paul Ryan Mitt's only remaining Facebook friend?

    January 30, 2013 03:33 am at 3:33 am |
  10. Pk duster

    Ryan and mittens reminds me of mutt and jeff one jerk to the other

    January 30, 2013 03:36 am at 3:36 am |
  11. Sean

    Happy birthday, loser. Now please follow Sarah Palin into irrelevancy.

    January 30, 2013 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  12. Jane

    From America to alexithymic Mitt: GOOD RIDDANCE.

    January 30, 2013 05:51 am at 5:51 am |
  13. RomneyWho

    Romney who, no, he's on first! But I thought he finished last. :(

    January 30, 2013 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
  14. Name lynn

    Long live two unwanted kings, happy birthday to mitt an paul an many more.

    January 30, 2013 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  15. USA

    Happy Birthday Paul Ryan & many more :-) Thanks Mitt.

    January 30, 2013 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  16. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    I hear romney the tax cheat is back cheating the government out of tax revenue while working for the Marriott corp ,with son of boss Jr. Tax cheat program that cost Marriott corp 87 million in fines to the irs last time . Romney should be in jail !!!!

    January 30, 2013 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  17. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    Romney the head of the gop national disgrace party along with the bafoon lyin Ryan already prepareing for the next gop train wreck in 2014 !!!!

    January 30, 2013 07:20 am at 7:20 am |